Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
June 17, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The man accused of murdering a Villanova University professor five years ago has been found guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses. Victim Carol Ambruster was stabbed in the neck 11 times on Dec. 9, 2013, inside her Germantown apartment. A kitchen...
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Dr. Robert Traver discusses the role of plants in the urban stormwater runoff research he conducts in Philadelphia.
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Mark Abrams
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —A Villanova professor says public parks can and do play a major role in helping cities manage stormwater. Dr. Robert Traver, who heads Villanova's civil and environmental engineering programs, said Philadelphia's Water Department is doing well in recognizing the...
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The 2019 season will be Mark Ferrante's third as Villanova's head football coach.
Villanova University Athletics
Matt Leon
April 10, 2019 - 5:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Villanova University football team will wrap up spring workouts this week. The Wildcats are coming off a 5-6 2018 season that saw them deal with several significant injuries. With the bulk of the spring in the books, head coach Mark Ferrante likes what he sees in...
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The University of Pennsylvania men's lacrosse team celebrates beating defending national champion Yale.
Penn Athletics
Matt Leon
April 04, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The University of Pennsylvania men's lacrosse team is rolling. The Quakers have won five in a row after a 0-3 start, including their first three Ivy League games. This is the first time Penn has started its Ivy slate 3-0 since 1984, and this hot streak has allowed the...
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Villanova versus Saint Mary's
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Dave Uram
March 22, 2019 - 9:36 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (KYW Newsradio) — Nothing will come easy for the Villanova Wildcats, the defending champ in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Cats survived a first-round upset against the Saint Mary's Gaels with a 61-57 victory — one that needed a 12-3 rally to start the second half. The Gaels led by...
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Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports
March 16, 2019 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova became the first team to win three consecutive Big East Tournaments, beating Seton Hall 74-72 on Saturday night behind seniors Eric Paschall and Phil Booth and key contributions from freshman Saddiq Bey. Seton Hall star Myles Powell, guarded closely by Booth, missed a 3-...
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Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports
March 15, 2019 - 10:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Booth scored 28 points, Jermaine Samuels hit a trio of critical 3-pointers and No. 25 Villanova rallied past Xavier 71-67 in overtime Friday night to reach its fifth consecutive Big East championship game. The top-seeded Wildcats, trying to become the first school in the 40-...
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Kathy Willens/AP Photo
March 09, 2019 - 11:28 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A couple of stunning wins may have put Seton Hall back in the NCAA Tournament, and the last one dforced No. 23 Villanova to wait a couple of hours to win the Big East Conference regular-season title. Myles Powell scored 20 points, Myles Cale added 19 and Seton Hall upset the...
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Pope Francis
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Mark Abrams
March 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - - A week ago, an unprecedented Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse ended. While some had greater expectations of Pope Francis and church leadership, a Villanova professor believes they're on the right track for reform. Many observers labeled the summit's results as...
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John Minchillo/AP Photo
February 24, 2019 - 5:57 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier players ran to the student section to slap hands after their biggest win of the season. A couple of weeks ago, nobody could have anticipated them knocking off No. 17 Villanova by double digits. Those low expectations made it all the sweeter. Naji Marshall scored 17 points...
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